Irrigation News

10 Changes to the Central Coast Ag Order

The Central Coast Ag Order Changed – What You Need to Know

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Since 2012, the Central Coast Water Board has required all growers participate in the Agriculture Order (Ag Order R3-2012-0011) or risk penalties of up to a $10,000 fine, per day until the operation is in compliance.
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CCRI Group photo with donut cake

CCRI Named Benefiting Charity of RDO Caters Taters for Charity 2017

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RDO Equipment Co. and parent company, R.D. Offutt Company, are pleased to announce CCRI as this year’s benefiting charity of RDO Caters Taters for Charity.
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Ramon Beltran Store Manager Promotion Headshot

Ramon Beltran Promoted to Store Manager of RDO Equipment Co. in Imperial

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RDO Equipment Co. announces Ramon Beltran as Store Manager of its Imperial store.
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Day in the Life with RDO Product Specialist Tony Kramer

A Day in the Life at RDO Equipment Co. – Product Specialist, Tony Kramer

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Technology is changing the equipment industry. In the agriculture world, growers need a partner who understands both their needs and the capabilities precision technology offers to do the job better. Enter RDO Equipment Co. Ag Product Specialist, Tony Kramer.
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Riverside, CA Store Location under Construction

Riverside Construction Update – June

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Parts and sales are up and running out of the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside, with finishing touches, including additional inventory and signage, continuing through the month.
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Navigating a New World – UAV Technology in Agriculture

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As the technology has become more affordable and easier to use, farmers and service providers have become more interested in integrating UAVs into their businesses. When considering what kind of drone to purchase and begin using, ask yourself the following three questions.
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Diesel Exhaust Fluid FAQs

10 Questions and Answers About Diesel Exhaust Fluid

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Everyone who owns or operates heavy equipment has likely heard of Diesel Exhaust Fluid, or DEF. Yet not everyone is fully aware of what exactly it is, what it does, and how it fits into an existing operation. Fortunately, for every question about DEF, there’s an answer.
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RDO Hermiston Store Location

Hermiston Team Member Earns John Deere University Degree

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Jamie Newton, Service Technician at RDO Equipment Co. in Hermiston, earned the Master Service Technician degree from John Deere University (JDU). A web-based learning portal for dealership employees, JDU offers technicians the opportunity to grow their equipment knowledge and advance their skills working with agricultural machines.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Flight Pros

Joey Schmit, Flight Pros, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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Not many people can say disc golf and the prestigious Masters Golf Tournament inspired them to make a career move but those are the exact sparks that ignited Joey Schmit’s fire to start his drone services company, Flight Pros. An elementary school teacher by trade, Joey turned his hobby in a budding industry into a company that provides complete aerial imagery and data services to clients.
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Dozer dumping trees into a horizontal grinder

Optimizing Operation of Your Grinder

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Day in and day out, horizontal and tub grinders are put to the test. Wood, compost, recyclables, and waste of all types are thrown at these machines, with the expectation that a precise finished product will come out on the other side.
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Recap: Drone Focus 2017

Ready for Takeoff – RDO Equipment Co. Flies High at Drone Focus Conference

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On May 31, drone users, UAS enthusiasts, and those brand-new to the industry gathered in Fargo, ND for the third-annual Drone Focus Conference. The two-day event brought together hobbyists and professionals to learn, share ideas, and connect.
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Ten ways to ward off rodents

10 Rodent Control Tips For Drip and Subsurface Drip Irrigation

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As they are for all growers, rodents are a major concern for those with drip and SDI systems. Pests like mice, voles, and gophers, when not properly managed, cause yield loss and crop damage. The good news is drip and SDI systems have several unique aspects and natural defenses for efficient and effective rodent management.
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Graduates hold up their Graduation caps & diplomas against a blue sky

Hats Off to You, Graduates!

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Classes have wrapped up and our graduates have received their diplomas. At RDO Equipment Co., we’re excited to welcome nearly 30 Access Your Future graduates onboard, full-time.
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Agriculture Technology Podcast: Precision Farming Dealer

Jack Zemlicka, Precision Farming Dealer, on the Agriculture Technology Podcast

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On every episode of this podcast, host Tony Kramer invites an industry guest for a conversation about his or her area of expertise in the field of agriculture technology – until now.
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Three Tips for First Time Lawn Mower Owners

Three Tips for First-Time Lawn Mower Owners

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You don’t have to spend countless hours online researching before you head to the store and, once you get there, you won’t be left to go at it alone. Just be ready to answer the three basic questions a helpful salesperson will ask.
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Offutt Family Foundation Invests in Communities with Unique Program

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Since it launched in July of 2015, a one-of-a-kind initiative known as the Community Builder program has been impacting charitable organizations across the R.D. Offutt Company footprint and within its companies, including RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Farms.
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Riverside CA Store Location under Construction

Riverside Construction Update – May

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If you’ve been by the site of the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside within the past few weeks, you may have noticed something – the store looks nearly complete. Most major exterior work is done, with a few finishing touches happening inside to prepare for operations to begin moving from the current store into the new space.
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A Hagie sprayer sprays a field

What’s New and What’s Next from Hagie Manufacturing

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Many were surprised by John Deere’s announcement last spring that it had acquired majority ownership of Hagie Manufacturing Company, a self-propelled sprayer manufacturer based in Clarion, Iowa. The company is known for its front-mounted boom sprayers and de-tasselers. In fact, Hagie has a rich application-focused history and is recognized for introducing the world’s first self-propelled sprayer in 1947. With Deere’s acquisition, Hagie’s product line is likely to continue to develop and become more popular among producers.
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RDO Equipment Africa employees standing outside the RDO Africa store location

RDO Equipment Co. Expands International Footprint with RDO Equipment Africa

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RDO Equipment Co. announces RDO Equipment Africa, a partnership with African entrepreneur, Andrew Mower, in Zambia, Africa. With a store in Kabwe, the capital of the Zambian Central Province, RDO Equipment Africa offers pre-owned John Deere agricultural and construction equipment, as well as products from Crary, Equalizer, Wilrich, and Wishek, and also provides complete after-sales support.
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We've moved, Oxnard CA

RDO Water Store in Oxnard Moves, Adds Vermeer

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he RDO Water store in Oxnard has expanded and moved to a new facility, located at 701 N Rice Ave, less than five miles from the previous location. In addition to a premier location with easier access and proximity to coolers and packing houses, the new RDO Water – Oxnard store is larger, able to accommodate more irrigation products, service, and rental solutions, as well as the addition of Vermeer equipment, parts, and service.
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